The Box-Car Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1)

The Box-Car Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1)

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by Gertrude Chandler Warner
     
 

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One day, a strange family with four children, moved into the small town of Middlesex. No one knew who they were, and no one liked them, as there was no mother, and the father was a drunk. The very next day, the father is dead, and the children are on their own, forced to seek refuge in a railroad boxcar in an attempt to remain together. Will they find a home, away

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One day, a strange family with four children, moved into the small town of Middlesex. No one knew who they were, and no one liked them, as there was no mother, and the father was a drunk. The very next day, the father is dead, and the children are on their own, forced to seek refuge in a railroad boxcar in an attempt to remain together. Will they find a home, away from the grandfather they believe is a cruel man? Join us for a classic tale of family, mystery and adventure, in the first book in the "Box-Car Children" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490589664
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Series:
Boxcar Children Series , #1
Pages:
114
Sales rank:
223,729
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Gertrude Chandler Warner was born on April 16, 1890, in Putnam, Connecticut. She came from a musical family and played the cello. Because of illness, she was unable to finish high school, and learned from a tutor.
In 1918, because all of the male teachers were away fighting in World War I, she was asked to teach first grade. The majority of children in her class did not speak English well, and she made up "The Box-Car Children" in 1924.
The book remained a single title, until it was republished in 1942, becoming very popular. Another book followed in 1949, then a total of 19 by the same author. A total of 154 books have been written as of 2013, although by different authors.
Later in life, Warner became a volunteer for the Red Cross. She died on August 30, 1979, at the age of 89, and is buried in Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam.

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The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 426 reviews.
EclecticReader50 More than 1 year ago
I read this book as a child - only the first in the series - but it has been a favorite book for 40 years plus now! It delightfully engages the reader's imagination and holds you captive till the outcome. It was a must read for my children and they equally loved it. We highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a classic and still one of my most favorite kids books i have ever read. i have never read the rest of the series. if you have never read this one, you should. it is a great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear reader, If you are asking yourself " should I really buy this book?", don't hesitate... buy it! It has excitement, adventure, and it's original. But, it is a pretty, short book. But it is very cheap too. What is it... 4 bucks? You make the decision yourself but I recommend you read it A NOTE FROM ME: Be you! Express YOUR inner character and find ways You can change the world! P.S. If you like my reviews( which have special "feel good" quotes) go to Nancy Drew books. I write reviews there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books iv ever read, and i have read lots of books. It was sooooooooooooooooooo good. Im gald he leant me that book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved these books as a child and now i'm reading them as an adult.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really amazing book.I could not stop reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Boxcar Children is a great book. My sister hates to read, but she likes these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books there awesome:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is like they went back in time for this. The rest are more modern.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great! Wonderful read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember my sister and I reading these books when we were younger... I loved the adventure in it. I hope they make these books into a movie!! I would be thrilled to see this on the big screen!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like a good mystery yoy will LOVE The Boxcar Children i love it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much thanks Merissa
Martha Keeffe More than 1 year ago
I still love the boxcar children and will never forget what they mean to me. A must read for any young child, don't doubt this quartet of children and teir dog, they are alwats ready for adventure! -Teenreviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have literley read this 12 times it is so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who wants a good read should try this. Is not too expensive or to long, would recommend age 7-10/11 maybe. It's hard to keep track of all the books though, there are so many. Hope this helps!
colemanstudent-COS More than 1 year ago
its good because there are these 4 children that go on an adventure . there always trying to solve a mystery .
Guest More than 1 year ago
Iloved the book. I am a big mystery fan. My first grade teacher read them to us. And since I have been reading them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It realy is a classic. The books are fantastic for boys and girls of all ages. Each story has its own personal touch. I realy recomend them.-a big fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boxcar children rock
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book in the series!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It ROCKS!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should really read this book. It shows a lot of detail surprises. It may seem like its not but it really is a fantastic book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book:) its the first boxcar children book i read.